Indie Garage Articles

Embracing auto service customers’ willingness to wait

Embracing auto service customers’ willingness to wait

Recent research findings show more than half of Canadian consumers are willing to wait for their new vehicle to be delivered, rather than insisting on buying from inventory. This begs the question on how this shift in expectations might be playing out among auto...

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Rislone offers diesel SCR care tips

For modern diesels, proper care includes maintaining the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions system. The SCR system injects Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) into the hot exhaust stream and filters it through a catalyst to convert harmful tailpipe emissions into...

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SEMA Show offers opportunity for EV training

Attendees of the 2024 SEMA Show, November 5-8 in Las Vegas, have the opportunity to become electric-vehicle (EV) and EV safety certified as part of SEMA's initiative to create a more robust career and professional-development program year-round.  Each of the two EV...

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Calgary shop launches 0% financing on auto repairs program

Garage 111 Performance, an auto repair shop located in Calgary, Alberta, has announced the launch of a financing program offering 0% interest with no credit check on both parts and labour on auto repairs. "This pioneering initiative is set to redefine how vehicle...

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AAPEX Opens Nominations for Service and Repair Awards

Nominations are open for the AAPEX Service and Repair Awards that annually honour a shop owner, service advisor and technician for their extra efforts, exceptional work and commitment to professionalism within the past year.  Nominations are due Aug. 15 for the three...

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Using all the tools in your ‘toolbox’

Using all the tools in your ‘toolbox’

To be successful as a shop, you have to have the right tools. Certainly, as a tech, you spend a lot of time and effort developing your own repertoire of skills, getting the right tools. You probably have your favorite scan tool. (You probably have more than one.) But...

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Standard Motor Products adds 186 new numbers for aftermarket

Standard Motor Products, Inc. has released 186 new part numbers in its latest new number announcement for the aftermarket. This most recent release provides new coverage in 58 distinct product categories and 45 part numbers for 2023 and 2024 model-year vehicles. As...

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WD-40 Precision Pen arrives in Canadian market

Combining precision and performance, WD-40 Brand introduces its WD-40 Precision Pen to the Canadian market. Crafted with insights from end users, the WD-40 Precision Pen presents a compact and portable design, delivering the Original WD-40 Formula with...

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